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The Evolution of the Shopping Centre Experience

With the extension of Westfield shopping centre in London and a few other high-profile enhancements in recent months this is still something of an anomaly. The shopping centre concept is over 70 years old and there are currently nearly 1,000 of them across the country. 726 more words

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Friday Links

Happy Friday! It’s been a bit quite around here this week mainly because I caught a bug and have been throwing up, not fun, Ma tells me that nephew no 1 has been ill too and took himself off to bed at 4 in the afternoon. 209 more words


High Streets will continue to Evolve

It has become a familiar experience for us all, you visit a town that was once a thriving place once with all the well know high street chains and a few independents in the mix only to be met by a high percentage of empty shops; some having been replaced by charity shops. 929 more words

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Rethinking our Town Centres

In the past decade shopping habits have changed immeasurably as we’re all too aware of; the latest high street casualties becoming a regular weekly headline. Last week we discovered that Toys R Us and Maplin were two further retailers to be leaving the high street and joining the growing number that have already joined the retail graveyard. 406 more words

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Coffee shops, The Conversation and radio

There have been a few articles in the media recently about if the UK is close to reaching peak coffee shop. The BBC asked if the UK was… 398 more words


Highest UK inflation since 2012

UK consumer price inflation: September 2017 – ONS

  • The Consumer Prices Index including owner occupiers’ housing costs (CPIH) 12-month inflation rate was 2.8% in September 2017, up from 2.7% in August 2017; it was last higher in March 2012.
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The change is getting old: Botany Rd

If the pub purchases of the Hemmes empire are anything to go by, the stretch of land that lies roughly in-between Redfern and Mascot will continue to change significantly over the next twenty or so years. 1,626 more words